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 Post subject: San Jose Riptide
PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:02 pm 
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I’ve tried twice now to do a season log with a story attached to it and, much to my disappointment, I don’t have enough hours in my days to be able to wade through playing games and trying to stay on top of a story line. I just don’t have the time. However, I still enjoy my retro gaming (Yes, I consider MLBPP ’08 retro), and I do have time to do a simple season log.

I’m bringing back the San Jose Riptide from my old MLBPP ’07 log, though the team is going to look a bit different. Rather than filling my roster with greybars and taking the time to create players, I’m just going to edit my players to fill out both my MLB and AAA rosters. There are going to be some familiar names attached to the team though. I went back through all my logs from past years and pulled names of players from those teams, including edited, created, created players that I never used and greybars, and used their names to fill out my roster. Their abilities are the only things that won’t carry over since I’ll be assigning new attributes and reassigning some players to new positions. I also came up with a new system to keep my players from being overpowered and will only be handing out a handful of blue abilities, most of which will be of the defensive variety.
I still have to create/edit my team but, I should have this log started and the first game posted this weekend since I do have some rare free time.

For those of you who were following along with my Roadrunners log: It’s not going to be 100% dead. While there won’t be any game log updates, I’m planning on playing the story line out as I had intended to. When I have time I’m going to be writing up new chapters and hopefully getting that story finished out.

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 Post subject: Re: San Jose Riptide
PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:18 am 
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The sale of the new expansion San Jose Riptide was completed yesterday as the bid was won by RC Cola CEO Carbon Fizz. Fizz wasted little time rebranding his stadium as well, renaming it to RC Field (Chase Field). Mr. Fizz also made the quick move of naming former Pelicans GM/Manager Scott0530 to the same position on his club.
“Wasn’t his fault Jacksonville sucked, they had no talent.” Fizz shot at reporters after they were critical of his decision.
“Of course I’m glad to have a second shot to run a team.” Scott0530 said. “Sure beats installing TV, Internet and phone for the last… wait… what year is it again?”
San Jose takes over for the Marlins, who folded this off season, and will play out of the AL West. The Tampa Bay Rays will move to the NL East to keep the leagues balanced, and Detroit moves to the AL East.

Roster Creation

Building a competitive roster
All I wanted to do when I built this team was to create a roster that I could at least compete with. So I figured the best way to do that was to keep the overall feel of the team “average.” What I mean by that is, if you took the overall abilities of my team, they would all come out to be average. If you took my starting lineup, rotation and bullpen and averaged out their abilities, it would look like this:
Lineup: TRJ 2.4, CON 8, PWR 110, SPD 8.5, ARM 9.5, FLD, 8.5, ERES 9
Pitching staff: Fastball 95, CTL 133, Start STAM 130, Relief STAM 50

My bench players and AAA players I edited as fairly as I could and tried to under power them on purpose if I could. I also tried to not get crazy assigning breaking pitches, as well to my pitchers, since it felt impossible to come up with a happy medium.

Five Man Rotation
I’m old school in my approach to starting pitcher, I like them to go 7+ every start and start every five days. This game doesn’t allow it so I’ll be following Jag’s advice and pull them, reluctantly, after 6.2 IP.

Training & Trades
I can train all my players but no equipment upgrades year 1 (LOL) since I created a competitive roster. I can’t trade for a bat. If I make a trade it has to be for a pitcher or defense/ speed.

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I drink way to much soda. :oops:

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 Post subject: Re: San Jose Riptide
PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 1:55 pm 
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You can pitch your pitcher until he starts sweating, so if he's pitching well, he can go 7+ while still being ready for his next start.


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 Post subject: Re: San Jose Riptide
PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:44 am 
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San Jose Riptide 2008 Roster

Starting Lineup
1. Willie Hayes - CF S/L, 2/D8/D110/B12/D9/D9/D8: Stealing
2. AJ Wright - LF L/L, 2/D8/D105/B12/D9/D9/D8: 2nd Position
3. Eric Cressend - 3B R/R, 3/C10/C130/D8/C10/D8/D8: GD Morale
4. Mario Cirelli - 1B L/L, 3/C10/B145/E7/E6/E7/D8: Clutch Hit (4)
5. Zack Goodwin - DH R/R, 3/D8/D115/F5/E6/F5/F5
6. Kyle Garrett - RF L/L, 3, D8/C120/D9/D9/E7/D8: Throwing
7. Nick DiRosa - C R/R, 2/E7/D105/E6/C11/C10/C10: Great Catcher
8. Dominic Mazza - SS R/R, 2/E7/E85/C11/B12/C10/C10: Gold Glove
9. Dave Kester - 2B R/R, 2, E6/F80/C10/C10/D8/D8: Pivot Man


Bench
Wally Richard - 2B,SS,3B R/R, 1/F4/E87/D9/D8/E7/D8
Dean Bannister - 1B L/L, 2/E6/E92/F4/D8/E7/D8
Jethro Smith - C R/R, 1/F4/F64/F5/D9/E7/D8
Jason Cerros - OF S/L, 1, F4/F70/C10/E7/E6/E7

Starting Rotation
1. Ryan Dunne L/97/C143/A150/DCB4/SLD4/2SF2: DR.K, Groundball, Consistency, GD Pace
2. Nathan Stringer R/96/C137/B140/FRK4/KCB3/SLD2: Groundball, Consistency, GD Pace
3. Francisco Suarez L/95/C137/B130/SCB3/CHG3/CUT2: VS. Lefty (4), Spin, GD Pace
4. Kenny Baymore R/94/D124/B120/VSL3/CB3/SLD1: Safe Pitch, GD Pace
5. Dae-Ho Park R/93/D124/B110/CB3/CHG3/SNK1: Spin, GD Pace


Bullpen
Ryan Hiller SW, L/93/E117C90/CB3/CHG2: Recovery
Hector Cantos RP, R/92/D125/E50/SNK3/SPL2
Jeff Lake RP, L/93/D130/E50/SCB3/CHG2
Oscar Solar RP, L/94/D130/E50/SLD3/SPL2
Juan Morales RP, R/95/C136/E50/SNK3/CHG2
Ezra Wallach RP, R/96/C136/E50/SPL3/CB2
Roger Jamrich CL, R/97/C140/E50/DCB4/SLD3: DR.K, Groundball



Seaside Surf AAA
Randy Velarde 2B/SS, R/R, 1/G2/F50/D9/D8/E7/D8
Jim Leyritz 3B/1B, R/R, 2/E7/D102/F4/F4/E6/E6
Matt Nokes C, R/R, 2 F5/D100/G2/D8/E6/F5
Gerald Williams OF, L/L, 1/F4/F70/C10/E7/E6/E6

Scott Kaminicki SP, R, 92/E110/B112/CB3/SLD1/CHG1
Jim Abbott P,L, F107/C92/SLD2/SCB2
Erick Plunk P,R, E115/C90/CB2/SPL1
Steve Howe P, L F105/D68/SLD2/CB1

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 Post subject: Re: San Jose Riptide
PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:45 am 
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PP27 wrote:
You can pitch your pitcher until he starts sweating, so if he's pitching well, he can go 7+ while still being ready for his next start.


I'll give it a shot and see if I have any luck.

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 Post subject: Re: San Jose Riptide
PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:11 am 
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Oakland A's (Harden 0-0) VS. Riptide(Dunne 0-0) 4/1

Game Summary
Ryan Dunne brought a perfect game into the ninth, only to have it broken up by leadoff batter Mike Sweeney.

Turning Point
Four straight singles in the 6th gave the Riptide a 4-0 lead and put the game out of reach for Oakland.

Player of the Game
Ryan Dunne pitched a complete game, 2 hit shutout with 12K and no walks.

Box Score
OAK:0
SJR:4
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WP: Dunne (1-0)
LP: Harden (0-1)
Athletics: M. Sweeney 1-3; Devine 1.2IP, 0H, 2K
Riptide: Cressend 3-5, 2B, 2RBI; Cirelli 2-3, BB

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 Post subject: Re: San Jose Riptide
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:32 pm 
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Boston Red Sox (Lester 0-0) VS. Riptide (Suarez 0-0) 4/4

Game Summary
The Red Sox never stood a chance as Riptide pitching combined for 18 strikeouts.
San Jose hit two home runs in the game, one early and one late, that provided all the offence they would need. Jeff Lake earned the multi-inning save when manager Scott 0530 decided to leave him in the game after a 3-run, 8th inning rally.

Turning Point
With the score still 3-1 in the sixth and one on, Hector Cantos came on in relief and struck out the dangerous Manny Ramirez.

Player of the Game
Francisco Suarez dominated. 5.2 IP, 5H, 13K, 0BB, 1ER

Box Score
BOS:1
SJR:6
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WP: Suarez (1-0)
LP: Lester (0-1)
SV: Lake (1)
HR: Wright (1), Cirelli (2)
Red Sox: Lowell 2-4, 2B, RBI; Ellsbury 0-4, 3K
Riptide: Hayes 2-3, 2B, R, SAC, SB; Goodwin 2-4, RBI

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 Post subject: Re: San Jose Riptide
PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:01 pm 
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Cressend out with side pains (4/8)
Riptide starting third baseman Eric Cressend will be out of the starting lineup for the next 4-7 days with side pains.
"We're not really sure when Eric hurt his side since he stayed in and finished the game last night." Said manager Scott0530 ahead of tonight's game against the A's. "Randy Velarde will come up from Seaside and he and Wally Richard will split time at third the next few days."


Riptide make roster moves (4/8)
Ryan Hiller made the spot start for San Jose last night and went 6 innings giving up no runs. Hiller was then sent down to AAA Seaside and Jim Abbott was called up to give San Jose a fresh arm out of the bullpen if needed.

"This isn't going to be a long term assignment for Ryan." Said manager Scott0530. "He'll be back up once he's fully rested from making the start last night."

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 Post subject: Re: San Jose Riptide
PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:02 pm 
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Riptide (Stringer 1-0) @ Oakland A's (Devine 0-0) 4/9

Game Summary
A two out, ninth inning rally by the Athletics sank a great pitching performance by Nathan Stringer, and San Jose has now lost two in a row. Taking a 3-1 lead into the ninth manager Scott 0530 went with Ezra Wallach to close the game since close Roger Jamrich was unavailable again. "Ezra has pitched great so far this year and just picked a bad time to cough up his first runs of the year." Said manager Scott 0530 after the game.

Eric Cressend hurt in the bottom 3rd trying to break up a double play and was replaced by Randy Velarde.
"We won't know the extent of Eric's injury till tomorrow." Scott0530 said addressing the injury

Turning Point
Mike Sweeney smashed a walk-off, 3 run double to left center giving Oakland the win.

Player of the Game
Mario Cirelli 2-3, 2B, 2RBI, R

Box Score
SJR:3
OAK:4
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WP: Foulke (1-0)
LP: Wallach (0-1)
Riptide: Stringer 7IP, 4H, 9K, 1ER; Kester/ Richard 2-4
Athletics: Sweeney 1-4, 2B, 3RBI, K; Brown 2-4, RBI, R, K

Division Standings
Mariners 6-2
Riptide 6-2
Angels 3-5
Athletics 3-5
Rangers 3-5

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 Post subject: Re: San Jose Riptide
PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:03 pm 
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Mazza out three weeks with ankle injury (4/10)
The news was as bad as it could get for San Jose today when they learned they were going to be without starting shortstop Dominic Mazza for about three weeks due to an ankle injury he suffered last night trying to break up a double play.
"It's going to be tough replacing a guy that pays defense that well up the middle." Scott0530 said this afternoon. Mazza was placed on the fifteen day DL and could be back early if his injury progresses. For now, Dave Kester will slide over from second to short and a platoon of Randy Velarde, Wally Richard and Dean Bannister will see time at both third and second, since Eric Cressend is still out a couple more days with side pains.

Riptide recall Hiller, call up Matt Nokes (4/10)
San Jose recalled Ryan Hiller from AAA Seaside and reassigned Jim Abbott.
San Jose has also called up C Matt Nokes to serve as a pinch hitter while Cressend and Mazza recover from injury.

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 Post subject: Re: San Jose Riptide
PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:50 am 
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Mariners (Washburn 0-0) VS. Riptide(Park 0-0)

Game Summary
At least they didn't get no hit…
The Riptide offence continues to fight themselves over the last few games, culminating in a 1-0 shutout to Jared Washburn (a 12+ ERA enering the game) and the Mariners last night.
"We need to be more aggressive at the plate." Manager Scott0530 said emphatically. "We're watching to many pitches go by that are hittable."
It also didn't help that both Willie Hayes and AJ Wright were both caught stealing by the light throwing Kenji Johjima as well. San Jose will have to find a way to hit if they want to salvage a game in this series before a travel day off and a 3tree game set in Fenway.

Turning Point
Willie Bloomquvist and Ichiro opened the eighth with back to back singles off Oscar Solar. Solar got Jose Lopez to pop out and Jeff Lake struck out Ibanez and Sexon to keep the game a one run score

Player of the Game
Jared Washburn; CG, 6H, 4K, 0ER

Box Score
SEA:1
SJR:0
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WP: Washburn (1-0)
LP: Solar (1-1)
Mariners: Vidro 2-4, RBI 2K; Ibanez 0-4, 3K
Riptide: Park 6IP, 3H, 8K, 0ER; Mazza 1-3

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 Post subject: Re: San Jose Riptide
PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:54 am 
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****Injury Update****
I accidentally reversed the injuries to Mazza and Cressend. Mazza had the side pains and is back on the active roster. Cressend has the ankle injury and is still on the DL.

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